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Crockett’s CPS butter cookies featured in Chicago Tribune

Rich, buttery and just 5 cents each, Chicago Public Schools’ iconic butter cookies made lunchtime all the merrier from the 1960s and through the ’80s. These classic shortbread cookies, pressed with three fingers for good measure and baked to toasty perfection, once graced cafeteria trays across the city.

Cheryl Crockett was working in the corporate world when a college friend shared her recipe for the cafeteria classic. “I adapted the recipe, hoping to re-create the happy school-day memories these cookies inspired, and brought some to a family get-together. From that day forward, I couldn’t attend a family gathering without a batch of my cookies.”

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  1. melanie Patterson

    I purchased some at Walgreens in Elgin and they were delicious. I’m from Chicago and I crave for the lunch room cookies often. I’m sooo happy that you have this company to keep memories ALIVE!!!!!

  2. Fess Crockett

    My wife was in Chicago and bought me these cookies as a surprise. I love them and because of the great taste and your name, I plan on giving many of them away as Christmas presents (here in St. Louis).

  3. Kim W

    So glad to be able to buy your cookies in Plainfield, IL. You know I could really make my own but these taste so much better and remind me of my CPS days back in the 80s. I prefer to support black women owned businesses.

  4. Terrie

    What if my grandson has a severe peanut allergy. Are the butter cookies safe for him to eat?

    1. Cheryl Crockett


      Yes- Butter flavor are totally safe
      No – he cannot eat the Peanut Butter flavor

  5. Jonna Kaatz

    Your cookies- the BEST cookie out there.

  6. Theresa Green

    I purchased two containers of your butter cookies from Walgreens on 10/22/18 from your batch dated 12/24/18. There was something off about the taste ! Those were definitely missing something ! That batch did not taste like your lunchroom butter cookies. I wish I had kept the receipt,I would have taken them back to the store !

    1. Cheryl Crockett

      Hi Theresa,
      I am sorry to hear that. We did have a slight tweak in our recipe and it has been adjusted. Send your address here for a refund for the 2 containers. Thank you!!

  7. Florence Molinelli

    Great cookies, I remember them too, but Cheryl Crockett cookies are even better!!!

  8. Georgeann Davis

    Oh, my! I just ate one of your butter cookies and it’s 1971 again!

  9. Carol a rainey

    Please bring back your butter cookie with pecans! They were so light and delicious! Excellent product!!!!

    1. Cheryl Crockett

      Hi Carol,

      We are a different company, but I agree those were good. Try our Butter & Peanut Butter…hope you like them!

  10. Cassandra

    Love these cookies! My boyfriend is as I leave this message my best friend is going nuts because i sent him to this

  11. Eileen O'Dell

    I love your butter cookies and they are my new favorite. I have not had the peanut butter cookies but I plan on picking them up today. Thank you for baking such a fine cookie

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  13. Tanisha Williams

    As I sit here eating my peanut butter lunch room cookies it brings back so many wonderful memories!!! I’m a big fan of the peanut butter flavor and before now had found it almost impossible to find. This is a Chicago classic!!!

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